My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday -- A Makeover for a 1660 Andover, MA Cemetery

The below cemetery has been visited, by me at least 15 times, as it is rather close by, and since I have ancestors there, my husband and I like to stroll through it.  The first two photos show what we always saw, lots of trees. Imagine our surprise earlier this year, when we saw that a number of trees had been removed.  Recently, we returned for another view of the cemetery.  This is where the Anne Dudley Bradstreet memorial is.  Note: Wikipedia's information for Andover has a lot of historical information as well as an impressive list of well-known former residents.

NOTE On October 17, 2013, I received notice of a research report about this cemetery. It includes all names, dates, location and links to the FindAGrave photos! Once on the Research Report, scroll down to the link for website and database.










12 comments:

Bill West said...

I'll have to visit that place someday and see
if any of my Abbott ancestors are buried there!

Bill

Melanie said...

Hi, Barbara! I, too love to stroll thru cemeteries. There's just something peaceful about it and after a while you get to know the "people there" by walking by and reading their tombstones. It's just like visiting old friends!

Betty said...

I will definitely have to visit this cemetery-- maybe next year when we take our cross-country trip! I have lots of ancestors buried here, as you well know :-) Too bad about the broken headstones and the loss of the beautiful trees. Was there a reason they were removed??

Amanda Acquard said...

The trees being taken down and the broken grave stones, especially the ones all over the tree trunk, are so sad. Thank you for showing the cemetery!

Barbara said...

Thank you all for your comments. I will go back soon and perhaps do an update. Betty, I don't know why they decided to remove the trees, but it sure doesn't look the same.

Brenda said...

Congratulations on your My Heritage Top 100 mention. Way to go!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Nice photos! My official visit for Top 100!

Congratulations on MyHeritage.com Top 100 Recognition!

Bill ;-)

http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Michelle Goodrum said...

Congrats on your My Heritage Top 100 award. You deserve it. You are definitely on MY top 100.

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you Bill and Michelle very much.

benotforgot said...

LUV seeing the seasons in this cemetery where some of my kith 'n kin are resting . . . thanks a bunch for doing the legwork . . . and for sharing!

Barbara Poole said...

Thanks Vicki for the comment. Now I need to take a Fall photo to go with the other seasons. Other posts with this cem. have 2 ancestors and misc. tombstone photos.

Melissa Berry said...

Nice work Barbara! Thank You for sharing this I appreciate your work and all your blog post!